The Shape-Assist Technique: Incorporating Stream Channel Interpretations into Computer-Generated Surface Models: Clark County, Kansas
John F. Fierstien, Arthur V. Brewster, 1992. "The Shape-Assist Technique: Incorporating Stream Channel Interpretations into Computer-Generated Surface Models: Clark County, Kansas", Computer Modeling of Geologic Surfaces and Volumes, David E. Hamilton, Thomas A. Jones
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The shape-assist technique of computer mapping enables a geologist to sketch the form or shape of a particular geologic feature, then use computer modeling to align that shape to the existing data. Long, narrow Morrowan-aged (Early Pennsylvanian) stream channels in Clark County, Kansas provide an excellent data source to demonstrate this technique. This method provides a quick way to incorporate the geologist's interpretation and the results can be used to accurately model related surfaces above and below the channel.
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A collection of papers on computer-mapping case studies, this publication is a useful “go-by” for both beginners and advanced users of computer-mapping software. Fore the most part, the papers concentrate on the geologic features of significance to mapping, the methods used and their justification, and results obtained. The publication is separated into two parts. Part 1 consists of 12 papers dealing with data and surface modeling. Part 2 consists of 7 papers dealing with three-dimensional geologic block modeling.